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the president's spoke. he backed on to the take in boston alone and thanks his supporters and voters. stay with the abc7 morning news coming up, we go live to chicago for a wrap of the race for president and a look at where president obama and mitt romney go from here. >>> californians overcame decades of anti-tax sentiment and approved prop 30 to rescue schools and avoid drastic funding cuts. with most of the votes counted you can see the measure to add sales tax increase and hike taxes on high income earners projected to have won. the race has been called. stay with abc7 morning news, amy hollyfield will have more on this at 6:30. >>> two more top state propositions prop 34 appears to have been defeated it would replace the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says the assembly should have 54 democrats still not clear if the state senate will have a super
in boston, where bystanders said, you could hear a pin drop, as the networks called the election for president obama. reports last night that governor romney was so confident in his victory, he had only written one speech beforehand, a victory speech. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. [ cheers and applause ] i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. >> reporter: but in the end, it was not even close. obama won even those outstanding battlegrounds, like virginia, nevada. >> i just spoke with governor romney. and we may have battled fiercely. but it's only because we love this country deeply. >> reporter: so, george, the question, now, what now? and president obama has said that he will reach out to republican leaders. he wants to meet with mitt romney. he even last night reached out to romney voters. where are some areas of compromise? perhaps tax reform. perhaps immigration reform. we'll see in the days ahead. george? >> that's right. t
to say, as a guy from boston, seemed like a pretty good game to me. >> i'll say this, the first two games yesterday were terrific. that game just sent us to bed early. thank you for that. >> thanks. >>> now, to a deadly boat accident that happened just off the coast of florida. a woman is dead and several more were hurt after a boat capsized near pompano beach, florida. the group was back from a thanksgiving diving trip. and bazi kanani has the story. >> reporter: witnesses say the wave came out of nowhere. >> it was windy. there were waves rolling in. >> reporter: the force, apparently so intense, water went over the 45-foot catamaran, tossing the 21 divers and 2 crew members onboard into the ocean. >> chaos. people just in the water and stuff. it's like unbelievable. >> reporter: and rolling the massive boat upside down. >> the wave caught it from behind and it flipped, as he was coming in the harbor. >> reporter: investigators say one woman was killed after she was trapped beneath the capsized boat. other passengers, many with injuries, climbed out of the water and on to the overturned
roberts was there in boston again today with a recap, john? >> the governor put on a brave face. but he was experiencing bitter disappointment and a long, long road to get where he was. it does go to show that the were accurate in what they were hoying and always happens in every four years. they were looking attractive in closing days, they really weren't. the real question it. broadly divided as the country is and big issues facing us, is this a recipe for grid lock or will it spark dipartisan legislation. mitt romney said he would reach across the aisle and he asked those in charge next year to get something done. >> the nation as you know is at a criticical point we can't risk political bickers and partisanship. we have storeach across the aisle. we look to teachers and professors and county on you to teach and inspire our children with passion and discovery. >> the president pledged to meet with mitt romney to talk about the problems . if the republican party hopes to win back the white house it has work to do. governor romney lost among women and lost the hispanic vote. president
at the boston convention center. i talked to a top campaign aide, he said they were feeling confident. they like what they're seeing in their internal polls. now it's just all about which of these candidates' supporters are most intense and most enthusiastic and how many of them are going to turn out to vote today. >> jan crawford, thank you. president obama made his last campaign stops monday in wisconsin, ohio, and iowa. and after his final rally in des moines, the president spent the night in his hometown of chicago. nancy is there. good morning. >> reporter: the president is waking up in his own townhouse th morning, and unlike governor romney, he is staying put. no campaign stops. he'll play a traditional pickup basketball game with friends and aides, maybe drop by obama campaign headquarters to thank all of his staffers and volunteers. then tonight he will head to this convention center for what he hopes will be a victory party. on a clear, chilly night, president obama joined 20,000 supporters at the same corner in downtown des moines where he opened a small campaign office back in 2007.
, destroyed 55 homes and damaged more than 120 others. there are growing concerns now that the city of boston is sitting on thousands of underground gas leaks, and several are big enough to set off an explosion like the one in san bruno. molly line live in boss upon -- boston for us now. >> reporter: a new study released by boston university shows they found more than 3,000 leaks, and it raises concerns about everything from air quality to a rare risk of an explosion. there were two explosions across the country earlier this month, one a multistory building that was leveled in springfield, massachusetts, and another deadly blast out in indianapolis reminding all of us of just how powerful natural gas can be. and while the blast here in massachusetts was caused by human error, a pipe that was hit by a drill, the study conducted by boston university raises concerns about the aging infrastructure of one of the nation's oldest cities and just how quickly the old pipes here in boston can be replaced. now, while the majority of leakr nathan phillips and his team found six locations where levels wer
. this is the last of the warm temperatures. 64 in boston. 61 in raleigh. and watch that cold front move directly through and drop in the colder air. the showers won't be with you. but the cold air, you'll notice that right away. 24, lexington, kentucky. 24, chicago, as well. here are those cold south morning temperatures. look at shreveport at 34. little rock at 33. memphis at 33. atlanta, at 35 degrees. all the areas, you see freeze warnings that are shaded in that purpley, pinky color on the board. i know there's a real name for it. but i can't think of it right now. the first th >> thank you. >> lilac. >> lara says somewhere between lilac and lavender. >> magenta. a touch of magenta? >> it's chilly. all that weather was brought to you by crest pro health. >> don't you love the help you get here, sam? >> i do. i really do. >> sam, thanks. >>> and coming up, victoria's secret's big apology. why the company is saying it's sorry for one of its latest fashions. >>> and is this the new worst song ever? we'll hear from the singing sensation, giving thanks, whether you want to hear it or not. a grea
if it's needed. i know the republican governor there is pressuring, there's pressure on boston, if it qualifies for a recount they would like the romney folks not ask for one. >> well, that's some real reporting. thank you very much, chuck todd, as always. joining me now, chris cillizza, msnbc political analyst. chris cillizza, what about the fiscal cliff and negotiations? what do you think the president is doing and planning and how engaged personally will he be in trying to avoid what obviously is a messy way to start a second term? >> well i think that chuck is right, there are still -- they are making sure that everyone on their team is kind of decided where they want to go. my guess would be, andrea, he's actually pretty engaged only because he's learned the lessons of his first term particularly on health care where it was sort of a well let's let congress work its will and we'll step in and get a bill together and get something done. obviously that process took a lot longer than the white house would have liked. it was significantly more contentious than the white house
attack, then returned to his base before heading out to attack a second village. notorious boston mobster james "whitey" bulger, who spent 17 years in hiding before he was arrested last year, is in the hospital. the 83-year-old former leader of the winter hill gang is awaiting trial for 19 murders. he was taken from prison yesterday complaining of chest pains. gas lines straight out of the 1970s meet technology right out of the 1940s in a moment. 40s in a moment. ♪ ♪ announcerbeen he making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache. trust me, this is new bayer migraine. [ male announcer ] it's the power of aspirin plus more in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. new bayer migraine formula. anonymous donors behind prop 30 are unmasked. next n cbs 5 the largest case of campaign >>> finally tonight, it's gotten plenty tense on those long gasoline lines in new york and new jersey. but ben tra
in boston after stops in ohio and pennsylvania today. they do believe pennsylvania is now in play for the republicans but i got to tell you it all started this morning when he walked into his own polling place in his neighborhood in belmont, massachusetts and was hummed when he saw his name right there for president of the united states. mitt romney and his wife ann back home this morning walking in to cast their vote. a quiet moment side by side after nearly six years of campaigning, two runs for the white house and tonight he is one step away. outside a kiss and then a question about ohio. >> yeah, i feel great about ohio. thank you. >> reporter: but not taking that state for granted a last-minute dash today back to ohio. his body man taking this image on the plane proudly wearing this pin and the plane and running mate's plane paul ryan and vice president joe biden's plane in a state both sides want to win. it's been a race to the finish traveling 15,000 miles in 4 days. overnight on my iphone capturing this moment, the romney plane pulling into this columbus, ohio, hangar and
in 9 of the 12 fed regions. but new york, philadelphia and boston saw a slowdown largely because of hurricane sandy. no surprise there. >>> and there's no slowdown in what americans are spending on gas, though. drivers are on pace to spend a record amount at the pump this year. $483 billion or $1.32 billion a day, with gas prices consistently high during the past year. but in a bright spot, though, looking ahead to 2013, the energy department predicts gas will average about $3.44 a gallon. that's about 20 cents lower than this year. >>> and what about the cars and trucks that need filling up? the l.a. auto show opens tomorrow, with vehicles from the ordinary to the out of this world. toyota is getting early buzz with its first redesign of the rav-4 suv in seven years. featuring an intelligent all-wheel drive system. also getting attention, right there. volkswagen's new beetle convertible. >>> and starbucks is rolling out a new coffee. and if the caffeine doesn't jolt you, the price certainly will. it is the chain's most expensive coffee ever. the costa rica will set you back $7 a
running the boston marathon and you see the ribbon at the end, and you're like look, we're almost done. >> listen and also remember for president obama, this is his last campaign in his life. this is an end of a political career in that sense. so it's got to have some sort of nostalgia. but the emotion, the charged up, the scrutiny they've been under. the schedule they've been under. both of them, it's a day full of emotion. >> michelle obama, much tougher than i've heard her. >> -- defend her husband. >> let me tell you something, personally wasn't happy when i said it but i said seriously your wife blows you aware on campaigning. i've seen her speak without notes, without teleprompter and she really goes all in, and she's a phenomenal campaigner. >> but iowa, the place is really important for this president. because the people he was talking to there are the people who gave him the legs politically that allowed him to become president of the united states. you think about when hillary clinton was in there for the caucuses, remember, and how it was clinton, it was clinton, it was edwa
the key and political divide remains and in "the columbus dispatch." ohio wins with ohio. the "boston globe" reads "economy kept obama afloat. blocked romney win, and here's a forward thinking headline in "the wisconsin state journal." observers say paul ryan now a front-runner for the 2016 gop nomination. tell me we're not already talking about 2016. >> let the race begin. of course, we're keeping our eye on another big story as well this morning. can you probably see the flags moving pretty briskly behind us. that is a sign of what's to come as nasty weather, a nor'easter bears down on already storm-ravaged parts of this east coast. al is live along the new jersey shore with what we can expect. >> all right. we want to get right to our top story, the election results. nbc's kristen welker had a late night covering president obama's campaign, and she joins us this morning from chicago. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah. well, president obama is waking up as a two-term president. a lot of people said it wouldn't be possible because of the stagnan
. at his boston headquarters the republican candidate spoke for fife minutes also calling for unity. >> the nation is at a critical point and at a time like this, we cannot risk political bickering and posturing. our leaders have the reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: the stagnant economy was the top issue for voters and almost scuttled the president's bid for re-election. and president obama telling the nation, he got the message. >> you told us that you want us to focus on your jobs and not ours. in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges that we can only solve together. >> reporter: still the chicago crowd was electrified as the president delivered a soaring speech in which he thanked all of those who supported him, including his family. >> sasha and malia, before our very eyes, you are growing up to become two very smart beautiful women just like your mom. michelle, i have never loved you more. i have never been prouder to watch the rest of america fall in love wit
of oklahoma. the threat for tornadoes. the quick look at the travel forecast quiet across boston, new york and memphis. no problems if you are picking someone up. further across the u.s. taking a look at other hubs for you. philadelphia, atlantis, chicago looking good. portland could have moderate delays because of the storm system across the west. the good take away message the northeast gets a little bit of quiet weather. >> hopefully you get a little electricity this weekend. >> i know. >> thanks ladies. have a good weekend. >> you, too. >> the khost of dancing with the stars brook birk reveals she has thyroid cancer. they are posting this video on youtube. >> doctors say it's a good cancer to have, a good cancer. sounds crazy. but my doctor told me it is a happily ever ending kind of thing. >> the cancer was spotted duringed a routine checkup. she will need surgery. exciting news for kenny chesney fans. he has announced tour dates for no shoes tour. he is pairing up with zach brown bag and eric church for several of the dates. james bond verses abraham lincoln this weekend. the new bon
romney's campaign apparently was planning an election niegts fireworks show over boston harbor as part of a victory celebration. the boston globe reports the romney campaign contracted with the same firm that handles boston's fourth of july fireworks and obtained a permit. but of course they ended up with nothing to celebrate. >>> a dramatic moment in a tucson courtroom today. the former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, stares down the man who tried to kill her. we have new details from her would-be asass sin's sentencing hearing today. but not from germany. ♪ a powerful, fuel-efficient engine, but it's not from japan. ♪ it's a car like no other... inspired by a place like no other. introducing the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu, our greatest malibu ever. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's that time of year. time for campbell's green bean casserole. you'll find the recipe at campbellskitchen.com. ♪ campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. 100% new. 100% mmm... wow, that is mmm... it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. >>> impo
. >> laura: in the last three days. everyone from boeing, to cat pillar, lock keyed harr continue, boston scientific, these are thousands of jobs if you add them all up. >> yeah. >> laura: what's going on here. a lot of them citing obama care because of the implementing cost of that. >> nothing related to the election of the president should be a reason why anybody is going through layoffs. it's not like it was a surprise that the president could have won re-election on tuesday. that should have been something that people maybe put a part of their first alert forecast for a long time. and anybody who needs to lay off workers right now, they had systemic problems long before tuesday. >> laura: businesses aren't making legitimate business decisions exside technology, bristol myers. >> they might be legitimate business decisions but it's not because of the results of the election. come on. >> laura: some of them are actually saying it's the result of the election. >> they may be saying it to absolve them of their own i how the business has or has not grown, really come on. >> laura: you thin
to play the role of leader of the republican party. the boston globe reported that mr. romney is likely to move to la jolla, california, to spend more time with his car, presumably. but in his short time as leader of the republican party, when he was their presidential nominee, he made leadership decisions about the party. about what the party's like. about what the party looks like to the rest of the country. he made leadership decisions particularly in terms of who he would dignify with his embrace. who among everybody in the republican party, he, mitt romney, leader of the party, would privilege. who he would elevate. he elevated guys like chris cobach. the republican guy who wrote arizona's papers please immigration law. he was mitt romney's immigration adviser. he made and then kept as his national campaign chairman a man named john sununu who called president obama lazy and not very bright and said president obama needs to, quote, learn how to be an american. mitt romney's national campaign chairman. mr. romney also elevated and dignified by his presence, i'm sorry to have to say
't even have an american team until boston bruins joined in the 20's. others followed including the detroit cougars. today you may know them as the red wings. 23 of the nhl's 30 franchises are now based in the u.s. the league has had its shares of ups and downs especially during world war ii. today there is no hockey. the league has long been in a lockout over mon
, the first circuit out of boston and the second circuit out of new york have already struck down the law. so when you have that sort of a situation, the justices are -- you've gotten their attention. >> once that happens, what does it do to the states like california? and then you have other states in the country that are looking to put marriage equality into action as law and open it up for people. >> well, when we were looking at the different possibilities that i discussed at buzz feed, one of the things that could happen with this case is that they accept the doma challenge. and while they're doing that, they just let the prop 8 case sit before them. and they wait until they've decided what they're going to do with the defense of marriage act. and then depending on the type of decision that they rule in that case, it could be broad enough that it could have an impact on states like california. it could also have impact on states like north carolina that just passed an amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying earlier this year. >> all right. so we all are on the supreme court watc
is running on a saturday schedule. that includes no service at the boston and virginia square stations and there's no mark or vre service today. let's check in for the rest of the commute. >> still quiet on the road. not seeing reports of accidents. the earliest crash was blocking left side the roadway. it's nice and clear. beltway, issue free. i-95 hov lanes have been lifted in virginia so it's a clear commute as you head to the beltway. aaron, back over to you. >> we'll check your forecast after that. >>> good morning. sunny, in the 40s to near 50 degrees. patchy fog in the rural areas should dissipate in the next couple of hours. today, highs reaching upper 60s. after sunset, some showers from the west and into the metro area before midnight and off and on after that through the morning commult on tuesday. then chilly weather moves in. afternoon highs tomorrow only near 50. cold mornings and chilly afternoons wednesday into the weekend. aaron. >> thank you, tom. >>> 7:30 now on this monday morning. it's the 12th of november, 2012, and one direction mania has officially hit our plaza
. they will debut in september 12th in san francisco. if it goes well it will expand to new york city and boston next year. they hope to generate $50 million in san francisco alone and recover in losses each year. >> yeah, they need to do that. we hear rumblings in amazon is doing same day delivery. you want to buy a book or dvd and it shows up at your house. time to privatize it nand those of you who leave the house today. maria is here with a check of the weather. >> good morning, everyone. we are lookingalt a nice day in the east coast it is it a beautiful couple of days in portions of the northeast and we are enjoying a lot of sunshine and temperatures that are mild for this time of year. high temperature at 54 degrees sunshine and heading southbound. wide spread high attaches in florida and upper 60s in the city of atlanta and we'll notice the changes in the east coast and that is thank to a strong front pushing in parts of the midmississippi valley and behind the system much colder and only 27 degrees. we are in the teen portions of the midwest bismarck 24 degrees. and if you head out to t
areas across northeast pretty dry, boston, you'll continue to see snowflakes. but the worst of it winding down. >> steve: all right. hey, maria, here is a big question: brian and i want to know whether or not we should put our snow tires on the car. >> brian: right. or the chains. >> gretchen: i guess i just won't drive. >> winter is around the corner, right? so you got to winterize your car. >> steve: there you go. all season steel belted radials. >> not because of this storm, though. >> steve: okay. >> gretchen: thanks. the funny thing is, when i live around the country and i still had minnesota license plates when i lived in dallas, people would follow me thinking that i knew what the heck i was doing. >> brian: and? >> gretchen: driving down the road. i'd feel like, hey, i haven't lived there full time since i was 17. don't follow me. i'm not necessarily good in the snow anymore. >> brian: they probably thought they were talking to fran tarkenton. >> gretchen: let's do headlines. the country's largist organic peanut processor shut down. this comes after a salmonella out
, boston almost 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts, 38-mile-an-hour wind gusts in newark. and the snowfall amounts, four inches in stony brook, flushing, seven inches. new york stained newark both setting records, north haven, connecticut, 12 inches of snow. and berkeley heights, new jersey, getting seven and a half inches of snow now. look at the live radar, you can see is making its way up the coast, still snow being dealt with throughout parts of new england. we're looking at wet weather up the coast of new england as well and we have got a lot of wind to deal with, talking about the wind. we are talking about wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour out on the cape. we expect to see wind advisories along the coastline of new england and nantucket, looking at high wind warnings and with wind gusts from washington, d.c. up to boston, anywhere from 15 to 30 miles per hour, probably be some airport delays as well. the good news is, it's just about over. that's the latest. we have got your local forecast coming up in just a little bit. now, let's go back inside to matt. >> all right, al, thank you very m
is live in the boston with more. john? >> reporter: good afternoon. great job, by the way, last night, really terrific. megyn: back at you. >> reporter: i talked with a romney adviser just a few minutes ago who told me the campaign wasn't aware of any kind of a formal invitation from the president at this point to come down to the white house and talk about issues, but this adviser suggested that if an invitation like that did come, that governor romney would probably most certainly take the president up on it for the sake of trying to bring the nation together after such a divisive election. that was a big theme of his campaign in the closing days, reaching across the aisle to get things done, and it was the theme in his concession speech last night as he urged leaders who will carry the country forward from january on to work together to try to solve some of the big issues that are facing this country. the governor basically saying that's one of the reasons why he ran for president. here he is. >> i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this election is over, but our p
in the edwards school in boston, i use these examples because there are examples where we see things work, then let's use it to engage kids. we know if kids are engaged in music, they don't drop out. we know if you actually figure out what will spark an interest in kids whether it's robot particulars, for me it was civics because i was a social studies teacher, arts, physical education, sports, if you spark an interest in an add less sent, they'll stay. >> i'll go a step further. it seems like there was a time, randi, where parents were at fault. the schools are doing what they can, now it's parents, parents, parents. now it's teachers. they're insufficient, inadequate. we can't have them making living wages or any of those kinds of things. >> right. really, really important but we're going to bash them and we don't want to hear their voice. >> it feels like not only do you need these kinds of things to keep students engaged, but teachers in order to feel excited and make a difference, you can't have 50 kids in a classroom and be teaching to a standardized test and feel at all points like
in. okay, it's a little chilly. it's drier than it was yesterday. boston, 28 degrees. portland, 26. new york at 31. good morning, pittsburgh, at 33 degrees is the way it feels. detroit, about 22 for you. a quick look at the west coast. we'll show you it's nice and warm. 81 in l.a. 71 in san diego. >> glance longingly at the santa barbara area. at about 77, 76 degrees today. we love you, santa barbara. >> let's go. who's with me? let's go. let's go. everybody? >>> coming up next on "gma," we have breaking, new details on that millionaire software titan on the run from police. defending himself in a new phone call. our reporter tries to track him down at his house. >>> this mother who made headlines for driving on the sidewalk to get around the school bus, now forced to hold up this sign. what she's saying now. >>> and controversy on the catwalk. why victoria's secret is apologizing, right now. catwalk. why victoria's secret is apologi apologizing, right now. ♪ one for you. ♪ and one for me. ♪ you, you, you, you, you... ♪ and one for me. ♪ xbox for jack. ♪ sweaters for na
. it is chilly in the northeast today. look at those numbers. early thursday morning lows. about 34 in boston. 35 in new york city. 37 in philadelphia. so, when you walk out the door, expect that chill is there. but most of the country is nice and dry, mild-ish. really comfortable weather at about 54. >> all of that weather was brought to you by at&t. josh? >> thank you very much. >>> coming up, we'll have the latest on the cheerleader that took that fall during a professional cheerleading stunt. new questions about whether the sport is too extreme to be safe. [ man ] hello!!!! hello!!!! [ all ] ohh! that is crazy! are you kidding me? let me see! oh! what! that's insane! noooo! mr. woodson? oh hello! hello! [ whistles ] hello! [ all ] hello! [ coach ] caleb, i've got someone i want you to meet. hello. [ male announcer ] at&t. the nation's largest 4g network. covering 3,000 more 4g cities and towns than verizon. rethink possible. mmm. i don't know, i think i might bail. yeah, it's pretty dead. [ male announcer ] one is never enough. new kfc dip'ems. freshly prepared tenders dipped in irresistible
guess you could argue that, you know, if you drive boston traffic, you have to be a little aggressive. jenna: okay. well, maybe. notice the eye roll. we'll just leave it there. i think that basically says it all. sometimes the irony is just a little thick, a little thick. >>> well, the new laws in the washington and colorado, those laws of legalizing marijuana, well, they're causing a lot of problems. one of them is what to do with all the active marijuana cases on the books. we're live in denver -- jon's home state, by the way, of colorado -- where we're going to follow this story. >>> also, new developments on the deadly attack in benghazi, and congress now launching an investigation into who changed cia talking points regarding the deadly attack, although some say they were never changed. we're going to have the latest out of d.c. coming up. you can't argue with nutrition you can see. great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more pcessed flakes look nothing like natural grains. i'm eating what i kn is better nutrition. mmmm. great grains. search
will spend $20 billion less in the next two years if the fiscal cliff happens. >>> the boston herald reports massachusetts highway safety director is resigning. sheila burgess came under fire because her driving record includes seven accidents, four speeding violations and a ticket for not wearing a seat belt. did we mention she's the highway safety director? this week, the governor said it was a screw up his words, to hire burgess for that job. she cites health reasons for her resignation. >>> and the telegraph says the pope says in his new book that christ was born earlier than commonly thought. he says dennis small made that mistake many years ago and nobody caught it. many believe he was born between 17 bc and 200 bc. >>> good morning, and happy thanksgiving! weather outside looking very nice as we expect high pressure to build in overhead. temperatures warming up very nicely toward the afternoon a little chilly early on today. but the latter part of the day mostly sunny skies. we'll crank these temperatures up into the 60s so get outside and enjoy it if
, folks, a basket brawl in boston at the sel celtics' game. that's kris humphries. he commits a hard foul and celtics point guard rajon rondo retaliates. two players were ejected. brooklyn went ton to win it 95-83. off to a pretty good start. bill: new marijuana laws just passed a few weeks ago raising serious new concerns on the job front. and this goes right to the employee. dan springer is live in seattle with more on this. dan, what is happening? good morning, there. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, bill. what a buzz kill, huh? pot smokers in washington state and colorado want marijuana to be treated just like alcohol but there is obviously a huge difference. pot is still an illegal drug under federal law and the courts have upheld and employer's right to have a drug-free workplace. the issue has come up in states with medical marijuana. there was a washington supreme court ruling that said while the worker was doing a legal thing off-duty having a trace of marijuana in the system violated the company's zero tolerance drug policy. medical experts say the high from marijuana lasts two
to be walking down main street inri roslindal in boston saying thank you to the community. >> this is the third year you've done it. have you seen tangible results? is it actually helping beyond the one day? >> i think we've seen an increase in sales and we've seen a carry over of people really understanding the importance of small businesses. i mean, this has real become a movement. you have over 300 community organizations that have supported small business saturday, elected officials in all 50 states. the senate passed a unanimous resolution. how often does that happen in washington? >> that's right. >> and last year we had the president and his two daughters shopping at a local bookstore in washington so i think what's important is, this is not just about small business saturday. it's really the kickoff for the holiday season and a kickoff for support of small business saturd saturday. >> across the administration you're going to be seeing this again. many will be out shopping. many in my cabinet already have plans, and you probably have plans too. >> absolutely. i'll be out tomorrow, guys.
they had turkey chili for lunch what went on in that room? >> i was up here in boston, spoke to some romney advisers who described it as a good meeting, important meeting for both sides to do. this is an awkward looking photo. it is still very tough. the feelings if you're on the romney side of the campaign are still pretty raw. one of the things i was told romney made clear is that he doesn't want to play any part in fiscal cliff negotiations. there was some talk immediately afterwards some of his discussions or ideas on deductions, eliminating some tax deductions could be helpful, but romney made it clear he doesn't want to play a role in those talks. >> david, who would you be with this weekend on "meet the press"? >> talking to timothy geithner, talking about where the negotiations are, where the pain point is for democrats in terms of where they're willing to make cuts, that's an important question for republicans as discussions go forward. >> one of the men at the center of all of this. david gregory, thanks so much, david. >> thanks, willie. >>> let's check the day's other top storie
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